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Dec 6, 2013 5:30am PST
was lifted. that year he walked out a free man. mandela was elected president of the anc in 1991. he continued to negotiate with president f.w. de klerk to seek an end to the country's racist laws. both men were awarded the nobel peace prize in 1993. >> we can stop the forward movement of these forces in the country. inapartheid came to an end 1994 when black south africans were allowed to vote for the first time in the country's history. the anc won the harlem in three elections and nelson mandela was elected president of south africa. >> i stand before you filled with pride and joy. pride in the people of the country. determination -- enjoy that which you can loudly proclaim from the rooftops -- free at last. >> in june of 1999 after one presidential term, nelson mandela retired from politics but remained committed to promoting peace and justice. he spoke out against the 2003 invasion of iraq and work at -- for aids. on policy he revealed his son had died of the disease. the last three years were marked with hospitalizations as he struggled with respiratory problems. had a lung inf
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Dec 9, 2013 5:30am PST
that the prime minister has called for snap elections. french troops begin to disarm fighters in the central african republic, the country hit by an outburst of deadly sectarian violence. those are the headlines on "france 24." thanks for joining us. tense scenes on the streets of the ukraine capital. riot police have been stationed hall.e of the kiev protesters are angry over the government decision to ditch a indmark pact with europe favor of closer ties with russia. they echo -- they accuse you ninkovich -- yanukovich of bowing to russian pressure. >> the tension in kiev has risen dramatically. riot police are gathering on two sides. busessee right police about 100 meters away from the front of the town. they are also coming down the hill. they have to go through the main independence square where the demonstration is still underway. he addressed the small crowd. more people are amassing. only around 100 people are still inside, mostly men. those who said they were prepared to defend the place physically. the deadline expired after a court decision. this was expected that there might be s
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Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
is a political savior. the new civilian elected president -- to actually hold hands with the judiciary in this way and take on the military. so, for people who are supporters of human rights and democracy, this is a huge stop -- step forward for mali but for s, ifmalley ands -- malian this is a change in mali, what is he doing behind bars? obama. president barack now is fighting back on health care. he is trying to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or y
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Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
vowed to continue their campaign. >> we do not want to dissolve parliament. we do not want new elections because we will lose anyway. we want their family to leave the country. >> it is unclear where things will go from here. the prime minister has said she's willing to do everything it takes to end the protests made it clear that she cannot hand over power to another elected council. unelected council. >> charges of public insults and are links to an interview bob dylan gave last year. in a deeper -- in it he compared croatians to not these and the ku klux klan. there has been no comment from the center. >> -- from the singer. thef you are in paris in coming months and you love sparkly things, you can get up close and personal with some of the world's greatest jewels. grace kelly's engagement ring, the halo tiara won by kate middleton at her wedding, or the necklace given to elizabeth taylor by richard burton on atentine's day show up now the cartier style and history. >> for fans of the french jeweler, there will be a trip out memory lane. along with trs, necklaces, and cigarette cases
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
elections. with deep seated issues unresolved, the lull on the king's birthday is unlikely to last long. we'll be watching the situation in bangkok as it develops. >> tra, thanks. "the washington post" is reporting u.s. intelligence acts are reaching beyond their country borders to monitor cell phones. it says staff at the national security agency are not just intercepting calls but also tracking the movements of phones around the world. the paper cites documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. it says agents collect 5 billion records every day on cell phones across the planet. the report says agents use that information to track people of interest and identify their associates. u.s. government officials say nsa personnel are trying to prevent terrorism and only monitoring non-americans. >>> the pris tij ous hotel in prag has turned a secret cold war underground bunker into a tourist destination. the aim is to show visitors how it was once used as a center for spy operations. the alta hotel recently opened the bunker to mark its 55th anniversary. during the cold war the luxu
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Dec 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
to seeing his wife. elected democrats have a new leader. at their special party conference in berlin, 79% of delegates supported the head. the former leader step down after the party received only 4.8% of the vote in september's general election. that was below the five percent required week hired -- for parliamentary representation. one of germany's most for stages prizes -- most prestigious prizes has been awarded. at a ceremony, the 66-year-old belgian was awarded the prize for cap to be shin-soo choo european unity, honored as a mediator and consensus builder. as he was awarded the prize for consensus holding and european unity. sports now and the latest bundesliga news. day, byron munich lay down an impressive marker to the chasing pack. inspired play. the frenchman created two goals and scored twice to lead the route. the victory meant that iran has now gone 40 league game -- byron munich has now gone 40 league games without defeat. the rest of the results look like this. 4-2.gart won frankfurt lost at home. on sunday, there will be a match in berlin. friday evening, nÜrnberg play
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
they handed abe control of the upper house in an election in july. the ruling coalition now has control of both houses and can push through policies without worrying about the opposition. but this poll suggests voters may not support this kind of decision making. and it suggests abe could lose public support if he takes similar approaches in the future. >> and that was nhk world. >>> members of north korea's ruling party have confirmed that something that's been rumored for days, they announced that the uncle of leader kim jong-un has been dismissed. jong suntek served as vice chairman of the national defense commission and was widely seen as kim's mentor. >> north korean state-run television broadcast several photos taken during the meeting in which jong was sacked. one showed him being taken away from the venue. one newspaper reported on monday the party dismissed chung from all posts. the decision was made at a meeting attended by kim jong-un. the north korean leader was reported as saying chung was corrupted by capitalism and indulged in a depraved lifestyle. added chung had undermi
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
,iticians and insensitive buaucratsion. elecisankruptingd elect we the american people, and the me hasometo put ato how did proposition 13 affect local governmentervices? los angeles cityouncil esident, pat russe. we cut our property tax by 2/3-- that was $200 million out of our budget-- just about 20%. we lost about 4,000 employees over the period of the next year. we cut back on nearly all of our services. the priorities of the city were to maintain police and fire services. that meant that as you got down the line, libraries and parks were severely cut back. tree trimming went out the window, except on emergency street repair... the things that make a difference in your daily life. dire predictions that permeated the campaign byhe opponents of prop 13-- they didn't come true. there were not massive employee layoffs. there was enough flexibility in government to handle the direct impact of 13. there was not an immediate crisis in government. the changes were more subtle. the government did not grind to a halt. despite the feeling thathe taxpayers had come out ahead, the biggest winners from prop 13-- oth
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
. he continued to win elections easily. yingluck has inherited his policies. anti-thaksin groups accused him of pork barrelling. observers are watching to see how a birthday on thursday affects the protests. the king enjoys the overwhelming respect of the public. protest leaders say he wants to resolve the political turmoil before then. as the king's birthday and insi and southeast asia every week day live from bangkok only on nhk "newsline." >>> global representatives are gathering once again to talk free trade. uko? >> as you say, gene, they are meeting up again, but more and more countries are opting for bilateral trade and they are not giving up, though, top trade officials from 159 nations and territories have gathered on the indonesian island of bali. the negotiators are attending a four-day biannual ministerial session of the world trade organization, attempting to save the deadlock around free trade talks. indonesian president attended the opening ceremony. he said the delegates need to show a strong political will to make progress. >> must find more flexibility for the g
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
republics. here in siena, several thousand citizens were eligible for election to the governing bodies which met down there in the palazzo publica. and in the palazzo, there is a fresco painted in the 1340s which encapsulates their faith in the secular arts of government, in the moderating power of reason in human society. it's called the effects of good government. this marvous fresco, painted by ambrogio lorenzetti, was the first panoramic landscape on this scale in western art. the peasants bringing their produce from the countryside, the merchants going about their business, the elegant ladies of leisure, all are fused into an idealized image of the well-governed city-state. eight years later, the black death devastated siena. it killed the artist lorenzetti and half the population of europe. it was the greatest catastrophe in the modern history of the west. but surprisingly, for some regions, the plague was a springboard for economic growth. [bells ringing] for the survivors, there were new opportunities. florence recovered particularly quickly. by 1400, this was the city-state that dom
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Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
, protesters hope to topple the elected government and replace it with an unelected people's council. >> now, a french researcher is behind a new breakthrough for more than 40,000 people hoping to get a cornea transplant worldwide. a biologist has found a way to reprogram hair cells to make a cornea from your own d.n.a. we have more on the discovery that's just been recognized by the academy of science. >> using hair cells to help the blind see again, for this french scientist, the goal behind a decade's work, just recognized by the academy of science. >> our laboratory's innovation has taken a hair, cultivated its cells, and reprogrammed those cells to form cornea cells. >> the corneas protects the iris and the pupil. it can be destroyed in an accident, by burns, or infection. in such cases, the eye goes opaque, causing blindness. nowadays scientists are able to repair the cornea with grafts from donors, like those in this container. 42,000 people are currently awaiting for a cornea trance plarnt around the world, however, the number of donors pales in comparison. but grafting corneas from
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
of germany, there was no topping their match. >> the heavy, wet snow couldn't dampen the election. in the fifth minute, they headed in to make it 1-0. his effort aided by a slippery ball that got away from the keeper. minds just couldn't come into its own and squandered the few chances they managed to create. nuremberg was clearly in control, but failed to put the game out of reach. after the break, he found his footing. he captured a long pass, equalizer in the 75th minute. and then the chipper had the golden opportunity to put them in the lead. they were happy to leave town with a point, and in your he will berle will have to do better after the winter break. >> and bayern munich are threatening to paul way. that makes saturday's clash etween all the more crucial. a win will go a long way to cementing their place as title challenger. >> winter has arrived, but despite the chilly temperatures, the team and its fans are basking in the warm glow of success. now the coach faces a major challenge. defending second place in the standings. >> there's alza lot of spirit. >> our job will
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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
that were involved in the economic life of the country. schoumacher: roosevelt was elected on a platform willing to break with the past. in his inaugural address, roosevelt pledged to establish a sound domestic economy, even at the expense of international financial stability. roosevelt: our international trade relations, though vastly important, are secondary to the establishment of a sound national economy. schoumacher: within six weeks, fdr acted on this pledge. he abandoned the gold standard. the result -- u.s. exports became cheaper, more jobs were created. though it would take years for the great depression to end, a critical step toward recovery had begun. the roosevelt administration was willing to move in new directions to get the couny working again. fdr helped restore america's competitive position in exports and encouraged recovery by breaking off from the cherished gold standard. we asked economic analyst richard gill what was so important about the gold standard in the first place? what was really lost when it was abandoned? the gold standard was cherished historically for
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
poet. in october, he published the second election of his works. this is one of his poems. >> an old dog faithfully ploding at his master's side. growing old together. >> reporter: this poem celebrates spending your life together with someone you care for deeply. in another haiku, he expresses his sorrow for the victims of the great east japan earthquake. >> the three disasters. storms turn into a soft wind. a new, humane wind. >> you can only read haikus when you have some serenity in yourself, and then you come to haikus. but at the same time, writing haikus makes you more serene. >> reporter: it was really him who translate d his haiku into japanese. these days hue caikus are writtn over 70 countries. the basic rules are fixed. the poems are written on three separate lines, and they should give a sense of the seasons. >> translator: haiku are short, but they're perfect for modern life. they feature literary elements. they leave a fresh impression. >> reporter: a growing number of people in belgium are writing haiku poetry. last april a special haiku mailbox was sent to belgium. it
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
, the short-term world, all of us and our elected officials find it hard to turn away from the plight of those whose jobs are threatened by competition from abroad, no matter how fair that competition. for "economics usa" this is david schoumacher. annenberg media ♪ annenberg media ♪ gold was the standard agait which most of the world valued its currency. why would the united states break from the gold standard in 1933? in 1944, world leaders designed a blueprint for a new international monetary order, a plan dependent upon the strength of the american dollar. what led to the collapse of the heralded bretton woods agreements?
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